hell and back

Ran and finished my first (and probably my last) marathon. You get a tremendous sense of achievement – though my legs probably dont agree with it right now.

Felt pretty great by mile 15. Was actually dreaming about possibly iron man triathlon in the future. I had heard about how difficult it gets after miles 18 or 19. How true it was !

I certainly didn’t feel that I was closer to GOD, but I sure felt what the proverbial hell must be like. The dreams of a triathlon quickly evaporated as I started having motivational talks with my legs and kept trying to remind them that the brain was boss. I guess my speeches weren’t motivational enough.

In the end finishing the complete 26.2 miles required every bit of energy I had and some more, but the joy of finishing a marathon is pretty much unparalled.

2 thoughts on “hell and back”

  1. That’s fantastic! Congratulations!!
    Btw..that riddle link you have had me hooked the other day. Unfortunately I gave up after the 5th level. Guess I’ll never have the stamina for anything, much less a marathon!

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